UPDATE: Due to the forecast, Friday’s Link Market cooking demonstration at the Wellston Transit Center has been canceled. An update will be provided if the event is rescheduled.
ST. LOUIS — A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to prepare a one-pot meal on a tight budget using healthy ingredients Thursday and Friday at two Metro Transit locations.
The food demonstrations are part of the Link Market food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy eating. The demonstrations will take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Hanley Transit Center and from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Wellston Transit Center, weather permitting. The North Hanley Transit Center is located in Berkeley at 4398 Hanley Road, and the Wellston Transit Center is located at 6402 Plymouth Avenue in Wellston.
The cooking demonstrations, which are scheduled every month, offer transit riders, nearby residents and others ideas on how they can use fresh, healthy ingredients to prepare and cook nutritious dishes for their families using fruits, vegetables and other foods available for purchase at the Link Market. This month, nutritionists will prepare one-pot spaghetti, and free samples and copies of the recipe will be available during the demonstrations.
The Link Market food kiosk pilot program is the result of a partnership between the Bi-State Development Research Institute, Metro Transit and the Missouri Foundation for Health, which is funding the program through a grant. Conveniently located at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers, the food kiosks offer affordably priced fresh produce and other healthy household staples for purchase. The Link Markets are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash, credit and EBT will be accepted.
Recipes from previous food demonstrations, as well as more information about the Link Market, can be found at metrostlouis.org/links2life.